Posts Tagged ‘graiguenamanagh’

Boats Bistro in Graiguenamanagh

June 26, 2008

I nipped up to Graiguenamanagh for the opening of a new restaurant called Boats Bistro which is situated on the banks of the river Barrow.  The restaurant is in a superb location overlooking the river.  Graiguenamanagh is a magical town and well worth a visit if you happen to be visiting Kilkenny.  I love the restaurant that Georgina and Arnie have launched and I wish them every success.


A visit to Ballyogan House Bed and Breakfast in Graiguenamanagh

June 26, 2008

I had a day off from Kilbrogan House to visit some friends in Graiguenamanagh in County Carlow. I spent the night at Ballyogan House, a delightful Country House that offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation a couple of miles outside the town of Graiguenamanagh and just a short drive from Kilkenny. Fran and Robert have been running their guest accommodation for the past 8 years and are doing a brilliant job at it.

My room looked out on a beautiful garden with herbatious borders that were in full bloom. If you are a garden lover, you should definitely stay here. I loved my short visit and would highly recommend Ballyogan House to anybody planning to visit Kilkenny and the surrounding area. My room (The Bluebell Room) was extremely comfortable and breakfast was delicious – even eggs from the hens running around outside. Their website is